The Drury Tea & Coffee Company was established in 1936 in London when three Italian brothers set up a tea company, originally called Olmi Brothers Tea. They began by blending and packing tea from premises opposite London’s Windmill theatre and started roasting coffee for wholesale and retail just a few years later. It was their move to Drury Lane in 1946 that gave rise to the Company’s present-day name, The Drury Tea and Coffee Company. Drury was one of the very first British companies to roast coffee for espresso use and it was thus at the very heart of the UK’s ‘frothy coffee’ revolution of the 50s.
Today, Drury remains a family business with the third generation of Olmis now running the company. Although we have retail premises in London’s Covent Garden, over 90% of our output is destined for the hospitality industry, both here in the UK and abroad, where we have earned a reputation for quality and consistency among top restaurants. It is a proud boast that between them our customers hold 30 Michelin stars. We serve London directly, with accredited distributors covering the remainder of the UK.